nytimes.com: With Child Sex Sites on the Run, Nearly Nude Photos Hit the Web

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In the photograph, the model is shown rising out of a bubble bath, suds dripping from her body. Her tight panties and skimpy top are soaked and revealing. She gazes at the viewer, her face showing a wisp of a smile that seems to have been coaxed from off-camera. [...] The model?s online name is Sparkle. She is - at most - 9 years old. Sparkle is one of hundreds of children being photographed by adults, part of what appears to be the latest trend in online child exploitation: Web sites for pedophiles offering explicit, sexualized images of children who are covered by bits of clothing - all in the questionable hope of allowing producers, distributors and customers to avoid child pornography charges.